Griffin plan to improve student protection approved by House

Multi-bill package to protect Michigan’s children advances today Legislation to increase the number of authority figures who must report evidence of abuse was approved with unanimous bipartisan support today in the state House, Rep. Beth Griffin announced. Her plan mandates athletic trainers and physical therapists working with K-12 school sports and college athletic activities to…

Local representatives celebrate Older Michiganians Day

State Reps. Kim LaSata, Beth Griffin, and Aaron Miller joined State Sen. John Proos in welcoming the Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren County Area Agency on Aging to the state Capitol to celebrate Older Michiganians Day. I’m thrilled I was able to meet with so many local seniors,” LaSata said.  “The golden generation has given…

Griffin: Repealing irrelevant laws makes government more efficient

The Michigan House today voted to overwhelmingly approve state Rep. Beth Griffin’s plan to remove an outdated section of the Michigan Penal Code. Griffin’s plan removes a 1931 law which references the criminal sentencing guidelines for committing a false protest. Individuals who injure, deceive or defraud someone today would be charged with fraud rather than…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled local office hours this May. “I believe accessibility is key to open and honest government,” Griffin said. “I welcome anyone with ideas or questions about state government to attend my local office hours.” The office hours take place…

Griffin: Obsolete laws should be removed to make government more efficient

State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan today testified before the House Oversight Committee in support of her plan to repeal an unnecessary law from the books. House Bill 5763 would remove an outdated section of the Michigan Penal Code. House Bill 5763 removes a 1931 law which references the criminality sentencing guidelines for committing a…

Rep. Griffin to host senior and veterans expo

Rep. Beth Griffin will host a senior and veterans expo with Senators Margaret O’Brien and Tonya Schuitmaker on Monday, May 7. “Connecting seniors and veterans to valuable services and information right here in Southwest Michigan is just one way to show our gratitude towards them,” Griffin said. “I look forward to this yearly event for…

Rep. Griffin welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin welcomed Pastor Jason Bull to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives.  Bull is the executive pastor of Freshwater Community Church in Paw Paw.  Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Tom Leonard. ###

No-fault reform needed more than ever after rate increase

I was shocked, as I am sure you were, to see the car insurance fees families pay to fund the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) are again being raised in July. This is outrageous. It is yet another example of special interests driving the increase in the personal injury protection (PIP) aspect of no-fault auto…

Rep. Griffin bill aiming to increase broadband expansion efforts signed into law

Legislator: Less government red tape will allow for faster process Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Beth Griffin streamlining requirements needed for broadband expansion work in county rights-of-way has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. County road commissions have jurisdiction over rights-of-way and require permits, inspections and project reviews due to the close proximity…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hour

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of southwest Michigan during a special evening office hour session. “I want to have the opportunity to meet with as many members of the community as possible,” Griffin said.  “This evening office hour will give people extra time to speak with me about state…

Griffin joins House in approving county veteran services grants

Lawmaker cosponsors bill providing counties with grant for veteran services State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan today joined her colleagues in the House in passing legislation providing Michigan counties grants to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Under the legislation Griffin is co-sponsoring, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements will…

Griffin joins House in approving county veteran services grants

State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan today joined her colleagues in the House in passing legislation providing Michigan counties grants to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Under the legislation Griffin is co-sponsoring, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements will receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number…